Preparing your Hose Bib for Winter

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Ready for Winter? Don’t Forget Your Hose Bib

[/vc_column_text][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]readyforwinter-mirowski-inspections-springfield-mo-winterizationThe garden is covered, the leaves are mulched, and the mower is stored away.  One item that homeowners often forget when preparing their home for those frigid winter days is the hose bibs on the outside of the home.

Mirowski Inspections, home inspectors, recommend a simple home maintenance tip to keep your plumbing in working order when springtime rolls around. To get your outside watering and plumbing system winter ready, unhook the hose to prevent the hose bib from freezing and breaking.    A quick look around the house to make sure the hose are unhooked will save you time and money on repairs in the spring!

What is a Hose Bib?

A hose bib is outdoor water faucet protruding from a building at about sill height, which is usually threaded to accept a hose connection.

Quick Home Maintenance Tip

To get your outside watering and plumbing system winter ready, unhook the hose to prevent the hose bib from freezing and breaking.    A quick look around the house to make sure the water hoses are unhooked will save you time and money on home repairs in the spring![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Dana Mirowski

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